The Jaguar I-Pace Concept is one of the most interesting cars that was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week as it becomes Jaguar's first fully electric vehicle. Now we've got new news and updates about it as well as spy shots at the I-Pace were seen testing its production ready model. Check it out here.
Jaguar I-Pace Concept Manufactures at Austria
Although there is still enough time to meet in its production version, Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar-Land Rover confirmed that the Jaguar I-Pace will be manufactured in Austria. The Central European state will be responsible for producing the first electric vehicle from Jaguar. All thanks to the agreement with Magna Steyr according to
It should be noted that this partnership comes back as in July 2015 Jaguar-Land Rover has already started up the way for the section in the agreement with Magna Steyr. Speth confirmed that the I-Pace will be one of two vehicles manufactured Magna Steyr for JLR .
Currently, Magna Steyr manufactures the Mercedes Class G and the MINI Countryman. However, later this year will replace the Countryman by the new generation of BMW 5 Series models adding these in just over a year the new Jaguar I-Pace. It has already started the construction of the extension of the Magna Steyr factory in Graz velocity, located in the southeastern part of the Austrian country.
Jaguar I-Pace Concept Spy Shots
The new electric Jaguar is no longer a secret. This week, the British brand presented the spectacular i-PACE concept in the Hall of Los Angeles, and simultaneously paparazzi were able to capture its test vehicle rolling on Spain, according to Motor Authority.
This is not the first time that we stumbled upon one of the prototype development of future production version of the i-Pace 2018. It was early September when the first time a series of spy photos of one of these prototypes were revealed, which at that time was attributed the name J-Pace.
This new testing car has clear differences with the prototype hunted before. At the front, one can find that Jaguar has not bothered to simulate the central grille, appearing now hidden under camouflage vinyl. On the back one can find, instead of the small rear spoiler, a large cap hiding, also under the mandatory vinyl, part of the rear window.
The future i-Pace production will have the battery pack between the axles and under the passenger compartment, leaving room for the electric motors on the same axes, in a very similar manner to that we can found in other electrical vehicles like Tesla, according to Pocket-Lint
The Jaguar I-Pace Concept will have the same specifications of the concept, with two engines that will add up to 400 hp and maximum torque of 700 Nm. While autonomy is hovering around 500 kilometers between charges, spectacular figures for the first electric Jaguar, which we hope will be presented in its final version in 2018.